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Athens Matters

looking back at our unique series of local guides to one of the world's most vibrant cities...

Athens Matters

All of the subjects have dug into their own little black books, and dished out some inspired tips on how to wring every last drop of brilliant out of one of the world’s oldest cities. If you had Athens on your radar, you simply cannot be without our Athens Matters series of insider’s guides...

Athens matters, it really does – “a city of wonder for those with a wanderlust. History, culture, design, art, fashion… it’s a city that surprises with each twist and turn, a city for which the word vibrant could have been invented”, that’s what we said a few weeks back when we began our partnership with the city’s most inspirational hotel group, YES! Hotels.

Since then, we’ve spoke to some of Athen’s most influential residents, from an actor to an important business figure; a cultural workaholic to internationally renowned architect. All of the subjects have dug into their own little black books, and dished out some inspired tips on how to wring every last drop of brilliant out of one of the world’s oldest cities. If you had Athens on your radar, you simply cannot be without our Athens Matters series of insider’s guides.

We spoke to Theodore Zoumboulakis, founder of eponymous architects studio Zoumboulakis Architects; chief operating officer of one of the largest media companies in Greece, Alexander Holland; Yorgos Tzirtzilakis who seems to have his finger in the majority of art, design and architecture happenings in Athens; one of Greece’s most important figures in wine-making, Stelios Boutaris; GlaxoSmithKline Greece general manager (and free diving addict), Roberto Greco and famed Greek actor Constantine Markoulakis – each offering an insight into their very own Athens.

It’s been emotional, but that’s that – if you want to get a little bit of the city into your life, our extensive local guides should be your first port of call. And just remember, Athens Matters.

Athens Matters; Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

New Hotel, Athens

ATHENS MATTERS; Constantine Markoulakis

Rebecca Kamhi gallery © We Heart

Athens Matters; Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

Souzy Tros

Athens Matters; Roberto Greco

Souvlaki photo © Georgia Konsta,
courtesy GuidePal

Athens Matters; Roberto Greco

Photo © We Heart

Athens Matters; Stelios Boutaris

Monastiraki square and Acropolis,
courtesy Shutterstock

YES! Hotels x We Heart: Athens Matters

NEW TASTE, Photo © YES! Hotels

Athens Matters; Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

Empros Theater,
courtesy of Thanasis Trompoukis

Athens Matters; Alexander Holland

Inbi, Kolonaki

Athens Matters; Theodore Zoumboulakis

Transistor, courtesy of 24901

Athens Matters; Theodore Zoumboulakis

Periscope, πBox Restaurant

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